Palms and cycads
Of the 100 or so species, only the following two are generally seen. Slow-growing plants. Short trunks (may be completely or partially beneath the soil level) are usually marked with scars from old leaf bases. Circular crowns of leaves resembling stiff fern fronds or small palm fronds. Need organically enriched, fast-draining soil.Zamia pumila
From Florida, Cuba, and the West Indies. Grows to 4 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Short trunk is largely below the soil level. Fronds to 3 ft. long, with as many as 30 pairs of dark green leaflets to 5 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide.
This is the most widely grown variety. Grows to 15–20 ft. tall, with glossy dark green, oval lea...
From Brazil. Compact, shrubby plant to 2 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide; eventually starts to twine (to 15&nd...
Woody vine native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Twines to 20–40 ft. but can e...